Skincare Staples | Kiehl's

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time; you may have noticed the distinct lack of beauty posts. Why? Well, the beauty scene just isn't my thaaang but mainly because I'm lazy AF. My morning beauty routine literally consists of a dab of concealer and a curl of my eyelashes... the last step is kinda mandatory for me; unless I'm going for the 'mr mole' look.

I am slightly more serious about my skincare however.

I picked up the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate on a total whim. At the time I was using the Clarins Lotus Oil but failing to see any results - I didn't particularly enjoy the way it felt on my skin and by that, I mean, I could really feel it on my skin. Kiehl's had always been one of 'those' brands that all bloggers rave about, alongside the likes of Aesop and Sunday Riley - I swear if I hear one more person mention how the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask 'changed their life' I might just eat my own head. Seriously though, is it good? I will buy it. 

What I love about the midnight recovery concentrate is that it's so lightweight; almost like a dry oil but nourishing enough to feel like a traditional oil, without the heavy feeling. I use this every night as a last step by dispensing a couple of drops from the pipette and I can honestly say that I wake up with skin that looks replenished and more radiant. It's also pretty good for you - 99% of the ingredients are naturally derived and it's paraben-free. Winning!

I bought the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado at the same time as I got the concentrate just to see what the fuss was about. I'd been a loyal user of the Origins GinZing Eye Cream for as long as I can remember, and whilst I still love it, it just doesn't compete. This is the first eye cream that I've consistently used and seen or felt a difference. The texture is completely unique; almost like a thick cream oil that really sheers out on the skin and sinks in effortlessly. I'm not sure whether the Avocado is beneficial to the skin or a marketing ploy but either way, it works. 
If you are thinking about picking something up from Kiehl's - I'd recommend buying it directly from them online as you receive two deluxe samples with your order. I picked samples of both items I was buying so that I could test them out before opening the real thing, just in case.  

What are your skincare staples? 
(Please don't say Sunday Riley's £70,970,890.00 rainbow facial oil or I might die.)

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